You may not know this, but the main character in Machete first appeared in the Spy Kids movies. It's true! Okay, so technically, it wasn't exactly the same character, but Danny Trejo played another guy named "Machete" who was the uncle to the titular child agents, and also a spy and inventor himself. He wasn't a bloodthirsty killer, but Trejo certainly made the franchise more awesome simply by being in it -- just as he did in the From Dusk Till Dawn movies, as well as the last two Mariachi flicks. Now he's got his own franchise, with two more Machete movies supposedly on the way, but why is Robert Rodriguez the only one taking advantage of his awesomeness? The man would make a valuable addition to any existing franchise -- here are seven we think should grab him while he's hot.
I have always liked Emma Thompson. No matter what role she's in, she always brings a real humanity to the character she's playing, and her comic timing has always been flawless. That, and sister can write! But I'm not going to lie. She's gone and kind of irritated me. She announced that she will not be returning to play Professor Trelawney in the final Harry Potter film(s), but will instead resurrect her role as the title character in a Nanny McPhee sequel. I mean, I can see wanting to work on something that you have a vested interest in (Thompson wrote and produced the original Nanny McPhee, and will do so again on the second), but Emma: This is Harry Effing Potter. You push back production on your nanny movie, lady.